Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme has revealed he died and came back to life on an operating table last year.
The 'No One Knows' band's frontman was having a routine operation for a knee complaint last year when things went wrong and he had to be brought back to life after his heart stopped.
He said: "I had an operation and died and survived on the table. I had surgery on my leg and there were complications and I died on the table. I was in bed for three months."
The rocker - who also stars in supergroup Them Crooked Vultures - was only given the all-clear by doctors in mid-December, after his three month recuperation.
The 37-year-old singer and guitarist said the experience gave him time to "reflect".
He explained: "I was in bed for a long time, and I've never done that before so I had time to reflect. After three months of just living in my mind I was finally able to walk around again. So I just sprang into the New Year, basically."
Josh also said he now found it easier to look on "the bright side" of life because his near-death encounter made him cherish his existence more.
He said: "I've always been very much living kind of in the now - but for the first time I had to wait for my 'now' to come. And now that it is here I feel very much like looking on the bright side."
Josh is presently in the studio recording Queens Of The Stone Age's sixth album.